Shooting CycloCross, a few pointers to great shots

gareth Cycling, Event, Sport

Last weekend saw Sports-alive shooting CycloCross (CX) at Sparsholt College, near Winchester. It was the fifth race in the Wessex CX league, and it was an excellent day for photographing this type of event. The ground was dry, the sun was out and a large proportion of the course was in open areas that would enable the use of natural …

Samaritans 5/10km charity run

gareth Event, Sport

  A dull but warm Saturday morning saw the Bracknell Smaritians 5/10 km fundraising run at Easthampstead Community Park school on the edge of Bracknell. After a highly motivating warmn up, the race went ahead, through gently undulating parkland. Rssults from Rogue Racer are here All the images for this event can be found here

HRH the Duke of York attends 35th Anniversary Service of Remembrance

Falklands 35th Anniversary Service of Remembrance

gareth Commercial, Editorial, Event, News

  It was a privilege to be asked to photograph the 35th Anniversary Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, in the grounds of Pangbourne College. This is the fourth service that Sports-alive photography has captured, and we’ve made all the images from the previous years available online in our galleries here, as well as this years. Medium …

Pangbourne College Classic Car show

gareth Commercial, Corporate, Event

A stunningsunny day saw the 2nd edition of the Classic Car show at Pangboune college, in their Centenary year. More than 2,000 people visited the show.  There were 190 vintage, classic and rare cars in attendance alongside their proud owners. Among the 190 cars we were lucky enough to have a 1917 Model T Ford which was built at the …

Southern XC round 3 at Crow Hill

gareth Cycling, Event, Sport

A stunning summer day for the third round of the SouthernXC series at Crow Hill in the New Forest. The course had some new sections, and was praised by the majority of riders at the end of the day.   The Images All the pictures we took on the day are published in our Gallery here The Galleries are searchable by …

Barnes Fitness Dinton Kids Duathlon

gareth Cycling, Event, Sport

A bright but surprisingly cold Good Friday saw the Barnes Fitness kids Duathlon at Dinton Pastures, a great event in it’s third year. The Duathlon format drew 175 young competitors to the venue, for an off-road run and cycle on grass around closed Golf Course. Four categories, from TriStars Start at age 8 to TriStars 3 for 13-14 year olds meant …

Southern XC round 2 at Hammonds Farm

gareth Cycling, Event, Sport

A bright but cold day saw the second round of the SouthernXC series at Hammonds Farm, Checkendon. Easter Sunday saw lots of bunny ears, but also some great racing on a very flat, fast dry course – which some riders even described as slippery. The first race saw some great riding, and a large field for the Men’s EC3 Open. …

Helping out at the Bignell Open Hunter Trials

gareth Event, Other

Sunday 9th April saw on of the hottest days of the year so far, and I was helping out another event photographer, Simon Coates, at the Bignall Open Hunter horse trials at Bignall Park farm near Bicester. This was a more relaxed day than some events that I’ve covered recently, and it was great to watch the competitors progressing round …

Building for the Future Awards dinner

gareth Commercial, Corporate, Event

Building for the Future (BFTF) held their first Awards dinner at Sonning Golf club last Friday, 24th March 2017. On a star studded evening, the Guest of honour invited to present the awards was The Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Theresa May, the local constituency MP and a keen supporter of local charities. Theresa May has supported the charity since …